Donal Gibson denied as Mad Max voice actor

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By on August 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm

A campaign to see Donal Gibson, brother to the man who originally played Mad Max, lend his voice to Avalanche Software’s new game has ended in failure.

The actor and a friend of his, Urban Legend director Jamie Blanks, got in touch with Ausgamers a few weeks ago after the site began a successful movement to put an Australian actor in the role. The pair volunteered Gibson for the role and provided a voice sample which was pretty convincing.

Fans responded by posting to Avalanche Software’s various public fronts, including Twitter, Facebook and forums, expressing their support for the potential casting. Unfortunately, Gibson and Banks later confirmed with Ausgamers that Avalanche politely declined the opportunity.

“We understand that Avalanche Studios would like to take a different route with the project. We wish them all the best, and every success with the Mad Max videogame,” the two said in a statement.

“We want to take this opportunity to thank the gaming community, and most especially the many fans worldwide, for their positive reaction to the voice demo and for all of their generous support. We’d like to add that we are both looking forward to our new projects in the future. Many Thanks!”

It sounds like somebody else has already signed on for the job.Mad Max is expected in 2014.

Source: Ausgamers

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This is going to die as soon as release. Mel Gibson’s Voice & Face and keep it as Aussie as possible or screw it,

“I would buy it just to ram some bikers with the bonnet with my XB coupe”

Taking away a piece of only pretty much of what Australia have got when they start making Mad Max something form the states (hence Mad Max – Fury Road – 2014)

 

Presumably they will hire an American to put on an Australian accent. That always works well. Who could forget the delightful Meryl Streep as Lindy Chamberlain: “Haelp! A dengoo’s gut me baybee!!”

 

Who cares what the accent is like… what is the game play like? Why the hell would anyone care about Donald Gibson anyway? I’ve never even heard of him.

 

mick351gtho:
This is going to die as soon as release. Mel Gibson’s Voice & Face and keep it as Aussie as possible or screw it,

“I would buy it just to ram some bikers with the bonnet with my XB coupe”

Taking away a piece of only pretty much of what Australia have got when they start making Mad Max something form the states (henceMad Max – Fury Road – 2014)

Except Mad Max 2 – which this game will be taking a lot from – was an Australian movie made for US audiences…

 

unitzero:
Presumably they will hire an American to put on an Australian accent.That always works well.Who could forget the delightful Meryl Streep as Lindy Chamberlain:“Haelp!A dengoo’s gut me baybee!!”

Have you seen Pacific Rim? If they couldn’t be arsed getting proper Aussie actors to play Aussie roles (with the result being the worst Aussie accents I have ever heard) then I wonder what a gaming company is going to pull off…

 
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